Aredia MDL Parties Select First 10 Cases For Trial

Law360, New York (May 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The first trial in the multidistrict legislation over Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s bone cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa is drawing closer, now that both sides have selected 10 bellwether cases for the first round of trials.

Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, where the cases have been consolidated, said Wednesday that he had received the list of cases the plaintiffs and Novartis want to make up what will be known as “Wave 1-A” of the trials. The...
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